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Backlash against Marie Kondo-style minimalism has sharing women sharing snaps of their messy rooms

Marie Kondo has sparked a style revolution by spruiking the benefits of cleanliness and minimalism. 

And while millions love Kondo for teaching them about the ‘life changing magic of tidying up’, dozens of defiant women have started to publicly oppose the Japanese guru’s order to cut out the clutter.  

On social media, several influencers are sharing snaps of their messy bedrooms, refusing to be curtailed by Kondo’s philosophy and the aesthetic perfection of Instagram. 

The ‘messy bedroom’ trend was even the subject of a recent Elle magazine article, in which several stylish women told the publication they’re happy to broadcast images of rooms filled with ephemera. 

‘I literally have a ketchup bottle on my nightstand right now,’ one trendy writer told Elle, adding that she’s posted pictures where ‘water bottles litter the floor and tangles of cords are in plain view.’

‘People aren’t interested in seeing this perfectly curated grid. It’s about giving yourself permission to be a little bit more human,’ they stated. 

Defiant influencers are taking to social media to share snaps of their messy bedrooms, refusing to be curtailed by Marie Kondo’s teachings about minimalism and the aesthetic perfection of Instagram

Remy Kassimir ,an influencer who boasts 16,000 followers, told Elle she doesn't feel the need to clean up her bedroom before she poses for snaps. She is pictured in her messy room

Remy Kassimir ,an influencer who boasts 16,000 followers, told Elle she doesn’t feel the need to clean up her bedroom before she poses for snaps. She is pictured in her messy room 

Several stylish women have been  broadcast images of rooms filled with their mess

Several stylish women have been  broadcast images of rooms filled with their mess 

What would Marie Kondo say? One hilarious photo showed a bed weighed down with mounts of laundry

What would Marie Kondo say? One hilarious photo showed a bed weighed down with mounts of laundry

Meanwhile, Remy Kassimir, an influencer who boasts 16,000 followers, also told Elle she doesn’t feel the need to clean up her bedroom before she poses for snaps. 

‘Most people just want honesty now, whether it’s about your messy room, messy brain, or messy life,’ she is quoted as saying in the magazine. 

‘Everyone just wants to see it so they can feel normal, too.’ she added.  

One image posted to her account shows Kassimir sitting on her ummade bed with clothes strewn across the floor. 

A dirty plate, a canvas bag and a hamper full of laundry are also seen cluttering her bedroom. 

‘Room’s not messy if my nips are showing, right?’ Kassimir cheekily captioned the photo, in which she was wearing sheer lingerie.  

Fashionistas are sharing images of their bedrooms that might make Marie Kondo's head explode

Fashionistas are sharing images of their bedrooms that might make Marie Kondo’s head explode

Many influencers claim that constantly keeping things tidy is unrealistic, and they're posting pics to prove things don't always have to be perfect

Many influencers claim that constantly keeping things tidy is unrealistic, and they’re posting pics to prove things don’t always have to be perfect 

One stylish woman recently shared a mirror selfie which showed her bedroom complete with bursting drawers and beauty products scattered around the room

One stylish woman recently shared a mirror selfie which showed her bedroom complete with bursting drawers and beauty products scattered around the room

Meanwhile, others are sharing images of their bedrooms that might make Marie Kondo’s head explode. 

One woman recently shared a mirror selfie which showed her bedroom complete with bursting drawers  and beauty products scattered around the room. 

‘Ignore my messy room, I just really liked my outfit today,’ she captioned the pictures. 

And it’s not just photos of bedrooms that the social media users are uploading to their accounts – with their defiant messiness spreading to other rooms of the house.  

A hilarious photo shared by another anti-Kondo Instagrammer showed an apartment living room littered with papers and books, with a cat curled up among the mess. 

‘When you decide to put the drawings in order, but it seems that an atomic bomb exploded at home!’ the user captioned. 

Meanwhile, memes poked fun at the unrealistic demands of constantly keeping things tidy are also popular.  One widely-shared meme shows how things get messy in a matter of minutes.  

Meanwhile, author Sarah Knight told Elle: ‘It’s bold to be a person with a messy bedroom who is not afraid to show it off.’

‘Releasing yourself from that societal pressure to conform to what ‘Insta-ready bedrooms should look like,’ will free up so much more time, energy, and money to spend on things that you enjoy,’ she added. 

Meanwhile, memes poked fun at the unrealistic demands of constantly keeping things tidy are also popular

Meanwhile, memes poked fun at the unrealistic demands of constantly keeping things tidy are also popular 

'Releasing yourself from that societal pressure to conform to what 'Insta-ready bedrooms should look like,' will free up so much more time,' author Sarah Knight told Elle

‘Releasing yourself from that societal pressure to conform to what ‘Insta-ready bedrooms should look like,’ will free up so much more time,’ author Sarah Knight told Elle

A hilarious photo shared by another anti-Kondo Instagrammer showed an apartment living room littered with papers and books, with a cat curled up among the mess

A hilarious photo shared by another anti-Kondo Instagrammer showed an apartment living room littered with papers and books, with a cat curled up among the mess

While Kondo has become a worldwide sensation, not everybody buys into 'the life changing magic of tidying up'

While Kondo has become a worldwide sensation, not everybody buys into ‘the life changing magic of tidying up’

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